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No guilty verdicts in Bundy Ranch standoff trial

PHOENIX — A federal jury in Las Vegas did not return any guilty verdicts Tuesday against four men accused of conspiracy and weapons charges for their roles in the 2014 Bundy Ranch standoff. Jurors returned not guilty verdicts on some counts and deadlocked on others after four days of deliberation, delivering a second surprising defeat to federal … Continue reading No guilty verdicts in Bundy Ranch standoff trial

In booming South Florida, another Hurricane Andrew could be a $300 billion catastrophe

MIAMI — Twenty-five years ago this month, Hurricane Andrew unleashed its Category 5 wrath on South Florida, sending a catastrophic reminder about the dangers of living in the heart of "hurricane alley." But drive along any coastline in Florida today and you'll find construction cranes as plentiful as palm trees as developers rush to build high-rises … Continue reading In booming South Florida, another Hurricane Andrew could be a $300 billion catastrophe

Doctors, pharmacists indicted in $100M fraud case

PHOENIX — A dozen doctors, pharmacy owners and marketing pros have been accused of a kickback scheme that prosecutors allege involved a sham medical study used to bilk up to $102 million from the publicly funded federal health program for military family members. The doctors included Walter Neil Simmons, 47, of Gilbert, Ariz., emergency medicine doctor who has worked at … Continue reading Doctors, pharmacists indicted in $100M fraud case

Walmart to offer discounts for ordering at home, picking up at the store

Fighting back against Amazon and other online sellers, Walmart said Wednesday it is going to offer a discount on thousands of items ordered online -- if shoppers will then go to their closest store to pick them up. At a time when traditional stores are losing shoppers who would rather make their purchases online, Walmart’s … Continue reading Walmart to offer discounts for ordering at home, picking up at the store

Contaminants in water are legal but still pose big health risks, environmental group says

Contaminants detected in water samples throughout the country pose health risks but are perfectly legal under the Safe Drinking Water Act, according to data released Wednesday by an environmental advocacy group. “Most people turn on their tap water and think: It’s clear, I live in America, we have these laws, I’m being protected,” said Nneka Leiba, … Continue reading Contaminants in water are legal but still pose big health risks, environmental group says

The Senate agreed to debate a health care bill. Now what?

What just happened? Republicans narrowly approved the “motion to proceed” Tuesday afternoon. Basically that’s a fancy way of saying the Senate is now officially considering legislation to repeal Obamacare. What was the vote that took place Tuesday night? The first in what is expected to be dozens of amendments failed Tuesday, 57-43. The amendment — really a full-fledged … Continue reading The Senate agreed to debate a health care bill. Now what?

Using spoons to measure medicine leads to errors, study finds

CHICAGO – The song says a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, but a study says that kind of imprecise measurement can lead to potentially dangerous dosing mistakes. The results, published online Monday in Pediatrics, underscore recommendations that droppers and syringes that measure in milliliters be used for liquid medicines — not spoons. The … Continue reading Using spoons to measure medicine leads to errors, study finds